The Maintenance & Contracts service spends circa. £20 million annually repairing and improving a retained housing stock of circa 8000 properties and 15 sheltered schemes to our local “Ipswich Standard”. The Council takes a holistic approach to stock management and has one seamless service that is now responsible for everything in connection with the asset management of that stock; from initial design to completing works on site on a right first time basis using our own directly employed trade teams and external contractors.
The Senior Surveyor (Assets) post is one of four senior surveyor posts within the Maintenance & Contracts (Housing) service dedicated to continuous improvement, efficient services and improving housing standards for our customers.
Housing is a flagship service of Ipswich Borough Council and it is a service that is vital for our tenants and very much in the public eye - as you would expect with such a range of work. Our 120 employees and appointed contractors do everything from day to day repairs, refurbishing properties whilst void, disabled adaptations, major regeneration, planned and capital improvement schemes as well as providing a Community Caretaking Service. As you would expect we have a large vehicle fleet and work from a significant depot facility that includes our own stores, in house joinery workshop and waste facility.
Day to Day
A change culture is embedded in everything the Council does and you will manage a team of asset management and surveying staff leading from the front, successfully delivering key work contracts and services within time, cost and quality parameters.
As such, it is a great opportunity to make your mark at Ipswich and develop your career at the Council. Innovation and aspiration are encouraged. The varied workload will enable you to refine your existing skills as well as develop new ones.
Specifically this post will be responsible for all activities relating to improvements, repairs & maintenance of the Council’s housing stock and in particular asset management and building surveying.
You will need to have a building related degree or similar professional building related qualification and 5 years qualitative experience. You will also be required to have detailed knowledge of Asset Management & Building Surveying. You must also have experience of managing staff, budgets, business planning, and change management.
For more information about this role please contact Alan Huffey on 01473 432752 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please download a Job Pack for more information regarding this vacancy.
Interviews on 13th December 2018
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